NYC is magical during Christmas season and I'm so excited to start my home tour series. Kimmy's East Village rental apartment is small, chic and functional. It's a 550 square foot gem packed with panache and practical storage solutions.
Kimmy's point of view on living in NYC
Kimmy's instagram handle: @misskimmy_
How long have you lived in NYC?
Almost 10 years
Do you love NYC and living here?
Absolutely in love with NYC. The city demands the best out of everyone and everything. Best food, best energy, best people.
What do you love most about your apartment?
I recently broke off an engagement and there are so many layers to leaving the thing you are “supposed” to do, and instead doing what makes your heart happy. I knew I needed a home that would feed my heart and soul and this place is it. The exposed brick, French doors, original hardwood, amazing light: it’s my own personal oasis.
Tell a story about why you chose to live here?
I came from a fancy doorman building on the upper east side with my fiancé and my puppy- it was all new finishes and very luxurious, but all the marble in the world can’t fix a bad relationship. When I was apartment hunting, I was willing to give up all of the bells and whistles for something that felt more raw, real and old New York.
What's your favorite item in your apartment and splurge?
My Anthropologie mirror for sure !
Do you entertain often?
I do, I love to host my girlfriends often. Part of enjoying your space is sharing it with others. I love to create an atmosphere where my friends can relax and eat yummy foods and drink delicious cocktails and have great conversation.
Would you ever leave NYC and if so, where would you live?
I would like to say I would never leave NYC, but never say never. I don’t envision myself living anywhere else full time. My goal is to also have a weekend / summer house somewhere far removed from both the city and suburbs - like by a lake or mountain. That would be an ideal balance !
What's your favorite place to live other than NYC?
I’ve lived in NJ, Philly, ATL, DC and Cleveland and nothing comes close to the best city in the world !
Let's Take a Peek Inside Miss Kimmy's East Village Palace
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